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African Game Trails (2 volumes)

African Game Trails (2 volumes)

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African Game Trails (2 volumes)

by Theodore Roosevelt

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Publisher's Cloth. near Fine/None. 1920 on Tile Page, 1909 and 1910 on copyright page, later printing in 2 volumes, Octavo: 7.75 inches in height by 5.24 inches in width. Vol1. 327 pages with 6 illustrations, Vol 2: 329 to 676 pages with 6 appendices and index, Books are near Fine, very clean publisher's ribbed green cloth with borders and TR brand in blind on front boards, bright gilt titles to spine, NO previous owner bookplate r writing, tad foxing on preliminary ages, tight and square with sharp points, protected in custom mylar sleeves. Bargain Priced TWO Volume Set.

Synopsis

Theodore Roosevelt declined to run for reelection as President of the United States in 1908. Partly as a vacation, partly to avoid the press as his friend Taft set up a new administration, (and partly for self-promotion), T.R. set out for Africa to hunt big game and collect specimens for a future exposition at the Smithsonian. Scribner's magazine underwrote the trip by paying $50,000 for twelve articles. It is these articles that eventually became African Game Trails.In April 1909, T.R. and his son Kermit arrived in Mombasa. With an entourage of 250 porters and guides, the Roosevelts spent a year snaking across British East Africa, into the Belgian Congo and back to the Nile, ending in Khartoum. This narrative is a straightforward chronicle of the trip, laced with tips on tracking and hunting African big game, and observations and opinions about Africa and its peoples, many of which are politically incorrect by today's standards. T.R. believed in the inferiority of most African peoples and recommended they be civilized by European rule.For the most part, however, African Game Trails is a book about big game hunting. Over the course of the year, the Roosevelts collected (i.e. shot) 1,100 specimens, including eleven elephants, twenty rhinoceroses, seventeen lions, twenty zebra, seven hippopotamuses, seven giraffes, and six buffalo. This was a different era, to be sure. In a way that makes the account all the more valuable. African Games Trails is well-written and rolls along easily, like a good, long, after-dinner story. It is also a striking record of early 20th-century African culture and natural history. It is great fun and highly recommended for the non-squeamish.

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Bookseller
Pacific Coast Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3976
Title
African Game Trails (2 volumes)
Author
Theodore Roosevelt
Format/Binding
Publisher's Cloth
Book Condition
Used - near Fine
Jacket Condition
None
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1920
Keywords
African Game Trails, Theodore Roosevelt, Hunting
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